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The Number of Unaccompanied Children Arriving at the U.S.-Mexico Border Doubled From February to March

Officials at the U.S.-Mexico border saw a 100% increase in the number of migrant children arriving alone from February to March, according to data released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Thursday morning. CBP encountered about 18,890 unaccompanied children during March. In February, CBP had encountered 9,457 unaccompanied minors. The number of unaccompanied migrant children at the border—as well as an overall...

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Publishers are riding the NFT wave… and it’s working

People, this is an NFT (Source: The Generalist / Visualize Value / Mirror) The NFT space is as hot as a Carolina Reaper dusted in chili powder. Recently, publishers have been trying to get in on the action and a growing number are toying with NFTs in a variety of ways: Time’s “Space Exploration” cover art NFT sold for $249k+ (the company is also building a 50-person team focused on NFTs and crypto) Bleacher Report auctioned NFT...

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How offices are prepping for the return of workers

One person who does not want to go back to the office. (Souce: NBC/Getty Images) Don’t get too comfortable with those hokey Zoom backgrounds. According to the New York Times, 80%+ of companies are planning on a hybrid work arrangement with employees back at the office 3 days per week. How will things look when workers return, though? Here are a number of changes to expect, per the NYT: Expanded gathering spaces: Face-to-face...

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H&M, Adidas, and Nike are facing boycotts in China. Why?

Shockingly, it’s not pronounced “ham” (Source: Sean Gallup / Getty Images) The allure of China’s market — which boasts 400m+ middle-class citizens — is nearly impossible for any global corporation to ignore. But selling in China isn’t always an easy affair, particularly when geopolitics gets in the way. On March 22, the EU, US, UK, and Canada announced coordinated sanctions for individuals involved with forced labor camps...

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OpenAI is open for business

Last year, San Francisco-based AI lab OpenAI released GPT-3, its latest attempt at a program that writes like humans. To do this, the program is trained using 175B parameters. For context, all of the English Wikipedia is estimated to make up just 0.6% of the training data. Now, OpenAI is looking to bring in the dough The lab was founded as a nonprofit in 2015, but created a for-profit offshoot in 2019 to help drive funding, including a...

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a16z’s ranking of 2020’s biggest marketplace platforms say a lot about the state of the world

If a hot new tech company isn’t backed by Andreessen Horowitz (“a16z”), is it really a hot new tech company? The venture capital firm, which holds some $16.6B in assets, recently released its Marketplace 100 — a ranking of 2020’s biggest and brightest consumer-facing startups. A few findings that made us do double takes: Instacart accounted for 71.5% of the entire list’s GMV (Gross Merchandise Value, or the total dollar...